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Hat-making capital

São João da Madeira is located in the middle of Douro and Vouga rivers, playing a major role because of its industrial dynamics. There are references to it in 11th century documents, but it was then called Madeira. Industrialisation began in 1802 with the settlement of the first hat factory. Set in the former hat factory, the Hat-making Museum is one of the council’s highlights, paying homage to local industry. Cine-Teatro Imperador and Palacete dos Condes are worth mentioning, in terms of heritage. The main council’s feasts are the procession in honour of Nossa Senhora dos Milagres, on the last May Sunday, and São Sebastião procession, on the last July Sunday.


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